by Tom Gaylord
Writing as B.B. Pelletier
This report covers:
- The test
- ASG Blaster BBs
- Trigger blade is curved
- Smart Shot BBs
- Hornady Black Diamond BBs
- Sight adjustment
- Dust Devils
Today is accuracy day for the ASG CZ 75 P-07 Duty BB pistol, and I think you will be surprised. I know I was.
I shot this BB pistol from 5 meters off a UTG Monopod rest. I started out badly, getting such a large 10-shot group with ASG Blaster BBs that I frankly did not believe it. I noticed on the last couple of shots that I wasn’t concentrating on the front sight and I thought that might be the reason for the poor showing. I decided to give ASG BBs a second chance.
ASG Blaster BBs
I’m so glad I did try a second group, because I shot much better this time and also I learned what caused the problem. It wasn’t the sight like I thought, though that was a part of it. This time the CZ75 P-07 Duty put 10 BBs in 1.455-inches. The group is well-centered but low on the target. That means the pistol is sighted to shoot to the aim point, because I was using a 6 o’clock hold.
Trigger blade is curved
The next time I shot I concentrated on the front sight and the gun shot well. But the trigger blade is very curved and, as the pull gets harder at the end of the trigger travel, the trigger blade becomes uncomfortable. To counter that I had to press with the tip of my trigger finger instead of the crease at the first knuckle that felt more natural. If you have large hands or even just long fingers this may affect you, as well.
Smart Shot BBs
For the next target I fired 10 Air Venturi Smart Shot BBs. These lead BBs do not bounce off hard targets, which makes them safer to shoot. However, in the CZ75 P-07 they didn’t do very well. I know I was holding right for the best possible results, but they landed in a wide 2.841-inch group.
Smart Shot BBs do not group well in this BB pistol. Ten are in 2.841-inches.
Notice, also, that they grouped a lot lower than the first group. I’m sure that is caused by the lower velocity, and I’ll show you why I’m sure in a bit.
I said at the beginning of the report that this BB pistol did surprisingly well today. What was I talking about? Well, the next target, as it turns out.
Hornady Black Diamond BBs
The next BB I tried was the Hornady Black Diamond BB. I have to tell you — these BBs seem to do best most of the time. I have seen them do poorly in a couple BB guns, so I will always test other BBs as well, but these Black Diamonds are fast becoming my go-to BB.
Ten Black Diamonds made a 0.897-inch group. I could see the large hole growing as I shot. Boy — is that a comforting feeling!
Unfortunately Black Diamonds grouped to the right of the aim point. The rear sight has to be adjusted to the left to compensate for this.
After today’s test was over I did move the rear sight to the left far enough to zero for Black Diamonds. Now I have a BB pistol that will drill them every time!
The last BB I tested (and before I adjusted the rear sight) was the Air Venturi Dust Devil. Remember I said I would prove how I know the Smart Shot BBs hit the target low because they weigh more? Well, Dust Devils are the lightest in the test and they struck the target higher than the rest. I think that’s pretty convincing proof.
Dust Devils grouped 10 in 2.08-inches at 5 meters. The group is well-centered on the bull, but not the tightest. It’s okay for rolling soda cans and larger targets but not for anything much smaller.
I have ripped straight through this report and tried to put my comments at the spot they belonged. Today’s test was a big surprise, because that kind of accuracy (the Black Diamonds) isn’t common.
The CZ75 P-07 Duty is a very realistic BB pistol that can shoot surprisingly well with the right BBs. If I owned the firearm I would have to have this BB pistol to go with it.